Saturday, May 13, 2006

Thin Clients are Back

Just about the re-start of the Thin clients and network computing.

I think this time around we'll see what I call "slim" clients, which integrate the best of both worlds (client and server). People want there information to be accessible no matter what happens. This requires redundancy, and having certain files encrypted and stored online provides that, but people still want access to the original file. I think the biggest hurdle for this new way of networked computing is how file synchronization will work. This is definitely the future of computing and it will be interesting to see which ideas produce fruits of success and which ones die on the vine.

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